If you are interested in writing scripts to make your job easier the links below area good place to start.

VBScript, JScript, WMI, WSH, ADSI 

Scripting (MSDN Site VBScript, Jscript, WMI, WSH, ADSI)
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dnanchor/html/scriptinga.asp

Script Center (Technet)
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/default.mspx

 

PowerShell

Windows PowerShell
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/technologies/management/powershell/default.mspx

Scripting with Windows PowerShell
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/hubs/msh.mspx

How to Download Windows PowerShell 1.0
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/technologies/management/powershell/download.mspx

Windows PowerShell 1.0 Documentation Pack
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=B4720B00-9A66-430F-BD56-EC48BFCA154F&displaylang=en

WIndows PowerShell TeamBlog
http://blogs.msdn.com/powershell/

 

Cool Stuff
Scripting in Vista - Creating Gadgets: Part 1
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/topics/vista/gadgets-pt1.mspx


Misc Technical


Binding String
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa772316.aspx

Downloads

TechNet Script Center Sample Scripts
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=b4cb2678-dafb-4e30-b2da-b8814fe2da5a&DisplayLang=en

WIndows POwerShell Week Samples
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=264ce487-1d36-4466-bd8b-23a7f1fa967e&DisplayLang=en

Hey Scripting Guy! Archive (AUgust 2004 - June 2006)
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=5F5E0BDA-923A-4744-8289-AFB73F6A5ED8&displaylang=en

XML Notepad 2007
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=72D6AA49-787D-4118-BA5F-4F30FE913628&displaylang=en

MBSA 2.0 Scripting Samples
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=3b64ac19-3c9e-480e-b0b3-6b87f2ee9042&DisplayLang=en

Visual Basic Course 1080: Essentials of Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition 3.0 for Web Site Development
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=411c2b99-c7bc-4972-9513-15e53c1f681a&DisplayLang=en